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Ceramic garniture candlestick painted dark blue, pink, and green. Cherubs stand on the cylindrical base holding up the three candle holders.
"Cherished Possessions": The Minton pottery's art director, French immigrant Léon Arnoux (1816-1902), is credited with inventing a new type of ceramic, introduced to the market in 1851. Called majolica after the Renaissance maiolica pottery that inspired it, Minton's new ceramic was a runaway success. Majolica is characterized by elaborately shaped ceramic forms glazed in a new palette of lustrous bright colors.This set was made in 1870 at the very height of majolica's popularity. It was purchased by Ogden Codman, Sr., and was part of a redecorating scheme designed to update and essentially Victorianize his colonial-era home in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Stoke-on-Trent, England, Staffordshire
Lighting Equipment; Lighting Holders
16 3/4 (H), 7 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman